The sign at Fire Station 4 explicitly invokes the name Jesus, an exclusively Christian god, and makes a direct statement in support of that deity... This is precisely the sort of religious endorsement prohibited by the Establishment Clause.The department could, in theory, put up displays of other groups to remain neutral, but they were better off just removing the sign or handing it off to a church.So what did the department choose to do?
The small display, a cedar manger about 6 feet across and 4 feet high, was made possible by a Catholic-associated attorneys association that is seeking to place Nativity scenes in state capitols and other public places across the country."We want to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas," said Omaha attorney Christine Delgado, who heads the Omaha branch of the Thomas More Society....Nebraska State Capitol Administrator Bob Ripley said Thursday that he has not fielded any requests for competing displays, but he added that some people have asked if other religions could erect displays."Believe me, if we allow a Christian religion to come in, we’d allow any other religion to come in," Ripley said. "Short of something in poor taste or illegal."Great! Because atheists know how to play this game by now. And wouldn't you know it, just hours later, Scott Braley, a member of the Freedom from Religion Foundation, had put up an atheist sign:
Jesus is the reason for the season.Now, you might think this was bizarrely out of place at a celebration for the Jewish Festival of Lights. And you'd be right.
Our nation is faced with fatherless homes, an epidemic of drugs and crime in our inner cities, a saturation of pornography, abortion, racism -- Jesus Christ, Son of God and the Lord of Life, is America's only hope. We need Spiritual Transformation.Americans United for Separation of Church and State made clear that Jindal had completely crossed a line: